our 4 axes

We base our work on the following 4 axes:

We have identified the following 4 principal areas of involvement along with the principal aim for each:

  1. Agriculture and the Environment: Sustainable improvement in agricultural production and increased technical capacity with sustainable management and improvement in the quality of the environment
  2. Sustainable Economies: Creation and development of appropriate economic opportunity
  3. Health and Well-being: Facilitate access to health systems and promote well-being
  4. Education: Provide access and resources for education
Yanapuma Foundation
Our work is founded on the belief that the processes of globalization are inevitable. Without help indigenous cultures and communities most often end up losing control of or destroying their resource base. They lose their traditional cultural values and relationships to their environment. Thus they are drawn into a system in which they are ill-equipped to compete and are destined to remain at the bottom of the economic ladder, with under-developed infrastructure, and poor prospects for future generations. We believe that such communities have the right to maintain control of their resources and to live dignified and sustainable lives. With the right help they can develop suitable strategies and work towards a fulfilling future. But their responses need to be coordinated across all axes in order to achieve truly sustainable lives. Thus we believe it is important to support sustainable practices on multiple levels in order to present viable and holistic options.